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Master of Science in Information Systems

An Information-driven Degree for an Information-driven Economy

The MSIS program at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies prepares graduates to advance their careers in IT management or to move into an IT career and progress to management level. Distinct from traditional computer science programs, MSIS puts emphasis on the development and management of software projects existing in the workplace. It is designed for professionals who seek a hands-on, laboratory-based experience that will broaden and deepen their knowledge of new and emerging IT. World-class instruction emphasizes the best practices in the field, along with evolving standards, which keep students abreast of trends in this rapidly changing field.

The program is offered online, on campus or in a blended format.

  • Earn your Master of Science in Information Systems degree from a top university.
  • Learn from experienced doctoral-level faculty and guest lecturers from organizations like Abbott Laboratories, Cisco, Lucent Technologies, NASA and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
  • Network within a population of peers and leading information systems professionals from prominent public and private organizations.
  • Build effective leadership techniques and communication skills necessary to implement change management and innovation.
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Student Voices

Jeff EckmannJeff EckmannAnalyst,

"The curriculum helped me understand what’s moving the industry. I liked that so many professors work in the field and bring real-world experience to their teaching. My classmates were great. We had a lot of commonality, but we also brought different backgrounds to our work. In my group, there was a journalist and a musician along with people already working in tech."

A Top-ranked University

Northwestern University, founded in 1851 with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, is one of the nation's top-ranked research institutions. With a distinguished faculty, exceptional resources and innovative programming, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS) has been providing continuing education opportunities to working professionals for more than 75 years.


Higher Learning Commission Accredited

Northwestern University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA).